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1/28/21 Community Update
January 28, 2021
Dear Hatboro-Horsham Families:
We are making an important schedule change to the instructional calendar for our students in hybrid on Monday, February 8, 2021. Given the way that the calendar falls in the weeks ahead, students in cohort B will experience fewer in-person days than their peers in cohort A. To provide our cohort B students with more time in-person, Monday, February 8 will be a day for onsite in-person instruction for our cohort B students. Any student who normally attends school onsite on Fridays should plan to attend on February 8. Our normal Friday routines, including transportation, will be in place on this date. This change does not impact our Kindergarten students or our students in the Hatter Academy.
We continue to navigate the health of our school community through the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as the vaccination process has begun, the local and county rates of transmission remain substantial. We want to remind our community how important it is to continue to follow guidance to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The ongoing safe operation of our schools with in-person instruction depends on our collective adherence to our safety guidelines. Recently, we have avoided several potential school closures because families followed quarantine guidelines for close contacts of a positive COVID-19 individual.
It is important for students and families to please continue to:
- Stay home if sick or have symptoms of COVID-19.
- Stay home until results are available if being tested for COVID-19.
- Stay home if directed to quarantine or isolate, for the length of time directed.
- Call the school nurse to report any COVID-19 information such as symptoms, COVID-19 testing, and/or quarantining.
- Call the school nurse if you are travelling and the Pennsylvania travel restrictions require your child to quarantine.
Finally, I would like to express our gratitude to our school nurses, who have worked tirelessly assisting families with contact tracing and advising our school community during the surge in cases we have seen in the past few months. They are fulfilling much of the contact tracing as our county Office of Public Health has been taxed with thousands of cases. If our nurses reach out to you, please continue to do your best to assist them and, above all, be gracious to them, as they are working hard to keep our schools and communities safe.
Thank you for your support and understanding. Please be safe and well.
Scott Eveslage, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools